Domenico Montagnana, Venice, 1730, the 'Hubay'

Violin: 44290

Labeled, "Dominicus Montagnana sun lignum Cremonae Venetis 1730."

Back: Two-piece with vivid flames descending slightly from left to right

Top: of pine of medium width

Scroll: lightly flamed

Ribs: of maple of very vivid flames

Varnish: Red-orange on a golden ground

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Lower bouts: 20.5 cm


Jeño Hubay
until 1971 H. J. P. van Heek Sr.
in 1971 Sold by Sotheby's
from 1971 Dr. Bernhard Sprengel
in 1996 Current owner

Known players

Regis Pasquier

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Max Möller & Son, Amsterdam (1963) with signed photos
  • Certificate: Silvestre & Maucotel, Paris (1950)

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  • Keep it in the Family, April 1996
  • Les violons: Venetian instruments, paintings & drawings, Association pour la Promotion des Arts, Paris (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, December 16, 1971, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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